Mrs. Jane Allen, widow of the late John K. Allen, and descendent of one of
the earliest pioneer settlers of Trumbull County, passed away at nine o'clock
on Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John N. Cassidy, in
Lordstown, her death terminating an invalidism which covered a period of six
years during which she had been unable to walk.
Mrs. Allen was approaching the ninetieth milestone in her life and was one of
those rare characters who retain all of their faculties and hold an interest
in all of the current events of the day in spite of advanced age. During the
years in which she had been a shut in she had been a constant reader of her
bible and other books, and she enjoyed the company of neighbors and friends
who spent many hours with her. She was the daughter of the late John and
Lydia Ripple Lodwick, who came to the Lordstown township over a century ago.
She was born in Austintown on July 22, 1833, when the township was sparsely
settled, and spent her girlhood with her parents there. On October 16, 1851,
she was united in marriage to John K. Allen and they took up their residence
in Lordstown on a farm. At the time of his death in 1909, they had been
married fifty-eight years. In 1854 she untied with the Christian Church which
she established at that time in Lordstown and had been an active worker in
it's interests until she was unable to attend the services. A woman of strong
sensibilities, firm Christian character. She had hosts of friends throughout
She is survived by four children, John A. Allen, Cleveland, J. W. Allen,
Warren, Mrs. H. M. Snyder, Toledo, Mrs. J. N. Cassidy, Lordstown with whom
she had resided for several years, fourteen grandchildren, and seven
great-grandchildren. A son, Norman Allen was killed in a railroad accidentin
1901 and another daughter died in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at the Cassidy home in Lordstown Sunday at 2
o'clock where Rev. C. M. Oliphant of Warren, and Rev. George C. Crites will
officiate. Burial will be made in the Lordstown Cemetery. Friends are asked
to omit flowers.
Mrs. S. M. Hartzell of Bonnie Brae, Warren, is one of the grandchildren.
Date and place of death: Feb 23, 1923 - Lordstown, Ohio
Source: Warren Tribune - Feb. 23, 1923 - Warren, Ohio
Submitted by Catherine Timlin-Hebb